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Identity (2003)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  25 April 2003 (USA)
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Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

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Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new ... Written by Huggo

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The secret lies within. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,225,263 (USA) (25 April 2003)

Gross:

$205,203 (Japan) (24 October 2003)
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Trivia

The book seen in Ed's car as he picks up Paris is "Being and Nothingness" by Jean-Paul Sartre. See more »

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When Ed is driving just before hitting Alice, the camera is looking over his shoulder. You can clearly see that the digital speedometer reads 0. See more »

Quotes

Rhodes: There's a dead body in your freezer, Larry!
Larry: I didn't kill him. I found him like that!
Rhodes: Oh, stop it!
Larry: No, wait! Please, listen! Listen! Listen, I was in Vegas last month and I lost everything, okay? Everything! And I was driving West. I didn't know where I was going, but I was running on empty so I pulled in here at this place. And there was no one at the station, so I came over to the office and I walked in. And there, sitting at that desk right there, was the manager, face down in a Banquet ...
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The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY" as they fade away. See more »

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References And Then There Were None (1945) See more »

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Excellent and Intriguing Even When You Watch It For the Second Time
21 August 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Today I have watched "Identity" for the second time in less than two months, now on DVD. Again, I found it an excellent and intriguing film. There are two versions in the DVD, and I selected the one with scenes that were cut in the final edition (the other option was the theatrical version). Now I paid more attention on the details of the plot, trying to identify flaws in the screenplay, but the story is very tight. There are many extras in the DVD, including deleted scenes, making of, filmography, comments etc. It is amazing the filmography of John Cusack, composed mainly of good movies. I keep my initial vote (nine).

Title (Brazil): `Identidade' (`Identity')


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